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Sadhvi Pragya BJP's shameful choice: Javed Akhtar on her Babri comments

His comments come after Sadhvi Pragya had said she is 'proud' to accept that she was involved in demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

02 May 2019 4:31 PM

Memoir over autobiography, says Javed Akhtar

We took the opportunity to ask Akhtar if he’d like someone to make a biopic of his life.

22 Apr 2019 3:38 AM

I will act in more films, says Javed Akhtar

In a candid conversation, Javed Akhtar talks about poetry, films and the current political cloudscape.

06 Apr 2019 6:37 AM

There has to be basic honesty: Javed Akhtar on 'PM Narendra Modi' credit row

Earlier, Akhtar took to Twitter to say that he had not written any songs for the film and was shocked to find his name on its poster.

05 Apr 2019 8:11 AM

PM Narendra Modi false credit row: Sandip Ssingh clarifies Akhtar and Sameer's doubts

PM Narendra Modi, directed by Omung Kumar and featuring Vivek Oberoi in the lead, releases on April 5.

23 Mar 2019 3:38 PM


PM Narendra Modi false credit row: Lyricist Sameer reacts to his name in the credits

Lyricist Sameer expressed his shock over his name in the credits of the film PM Narendra Modi starring Vivek Oberoi.

23 Mar 2019 2:22 PM

Javed Akhtar shocked to find his name on 'PM Narendra Modi' credits; read full story

The first trailer of the Omung Kumar-directed biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, released on Wednesday.

23 Mar 2019 10:08 AM

PM should start ‘Gujarat Regiment’, says Javed Akhtar

Akhtar sais that Modi should start a Gujarat Regiment as no such unit exists presently and people from Surat and Ahmedabad should join it.

11 Mar 2019 7:54 AM

Bollywood stands united

The film industry has cancelled and postponed events and launches as a mark of respect towards those martyred in Pulwama.

17 Feb 2019 12:00 AM

Proud that Zoya’s work is different from mine, says Javed Akhtar

Zoya thinks out of the box and doesn’t get easily swayed by others’ opinions.

16 Feb 2019 4:39 AM


Post Pulwama attack, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancel Karachi Arts Council event

The couple was invited to Pakistan by the Karachi Arts Council for a two-day event.

15 Feb 2019 6:08 PM

Javed Akhtar not in CBFC

Mr Javed Akhtar has not at all been nominated to the Board or any panel in any capacity: Prasoon Joshi

28 Oct 2018 12:28 AM

‘We’re living in a world of contradictions’

Today’s educated man knows that Charles Darwin’s theory was right, still he believes in creation.

16 Oct 2018 12:21 AM

Only a handful of sensible filmmakers remain, says Javed Akhtar

This weekend saw the audio launch of filmmaker JP Dutta’s upcoming war film, Paltan.

28 Aug 2018 12:55 AM

Rahman, Ilayaraaja join IPRS

The society has launched an initiative to ensure that composers and lyricists get their due from music companies.

15 Jul 2018 1:42 AM


Of UK’s ‘Jaipur litfest’ & ‘vintage ball’

One of the highlights was an interaction between Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi with Saif Mahmood on Jan Nisar Akhtar and Kaifi Azmi.

11 Jun 2018 5:12 AM

Shabana Azmi to miss the wedding

Anil sent her to me to so that I could dissuade her. I ended up doing the opposite.

08 May 2018 1:02 AM

Composers, lyricists share Rs 13 crore bonanza

In a historic move, the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) distributed royalty of around Rs 13 crore among music composers and lyricists.

25 Apr 2018 12:12 AM

Film music hits rock-bottom

Centre of the storm is a remixed version of composer Rajesh Roshan and poet Javed Akhtar’s rendition.

25 Apr 2018 12:12 AM

Javed Akhtar awarded ‘Shanti Doot’

Javed says he is delighted to be the first recipient of this prestigious award.

08 Apr 2018 12:20 AM